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PSY220H1 Study Guide - Final Guide: Cognitive Load, Thought Suppression, Fundamental Attribution Error

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Jason Plaks
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6 factors that lead to tv aggression:
1) Priming/Accessibility
2) Desensitization
3) Altered perception
4) Modeling
5) Arousal spills over
6)Legitimatization of violence
Dual Process:
persuasion: central and peripheral route
thought suppression: looking for distracters and searching for unwanted target -
ironic reboud effect occurs under high cognitive load
Emotion: arousal + label
Stereotyeps - implicit and controlled
Implicit or explicit attitudes
- Is ambiguous
- Study: Angry vs. Elated participant
Study 2: arousal leads to increase in agressive when emotion is neutral and when
emotion is negaitve
Arousal facilitates the dominant response
Emotion arousal + label
Cognitive load:
- Ironic rebound effect - occurs when searching for distracters and searching fo
r unwanted target. 1 gets kicked out, 2 stays.
- Fundamental attribution error increases under high cognitive load
Anxious woman talking about calm or anxious topic
When cognitive load is low - augmentation + discounting happens
When high - f.a.e. occurs - no situational correction
Self-serving bias
Cognitive dissonance vs self-perception
Heuristics - law of small numbers
Failure to augment or discount when high need for closure (and thus high cogniti
ve load)
- Self consistency vs self-enhancement:
When low cognitive load- self-consistency e.g. if low self-esteem, pay attention
to neg info more than pos
When high cognitive load - self-enhancement e.g. both low and high self-esteem p
ay more attention to pos info.
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